Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A mother and her 11-month-old son were held hostage for five days last week before they escaped a harrowing kidnapping in which the young mom was stabbed, whipped with an electrical cord, and threatened at gunpoint, Nassau County police said.Their alleged kidnappers were identified as 20-year-old Malachi Blaylock, the child’s father, whom the woman has an order of protection against, and the tot’s grandmother, 51-year-old Yolanda Gilreath, police said. Both were charged with kidnapping, among other disturbing charges, and were arrested Monday night, one day after the victim had contacted Rockville Centre Village police.The 20-year-old mother was hospitalized in Brooklyn on Saturday, police said. The child was unharmed during the “horrific” ordeal, said Nassau County police Insp. Kenneth Lack Tuesday at a press conference at police headquarters in Mineola.Despite the order of protection against Blaylock, the woman traveled to Gilreath’s apartment on Old Mill Court in Rockville Centre at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 20, after being cajoled into visiting, Lack said. They were moved to an apartment in Hempstead on Wednesday, and escaped captivity two days later, police recounted.“They were lured by the mother via text message that the grandmother wanted to see the grandchild,” Lack said.Upon arriving, Blaylock allegedly grabbed the toddler out of his mother’s arms and ordered the woman into his bedroom.After handing the child off to Gilreath, Blaylock allegedly pushed the mother of his child to the ground, yelled at her, and punched her in the face and body, police said.The violence didn’t end there, police said.“She was beaten repeatedly during the five days,” Lack said. “She was strangled. She had injuries all over her body—contusions, lacerations. She was beaten with an electrical cord; she was stabbed in the hand with scissors. It was a horrific experience.”At one point Gilreath appeared to intervene, reacting to the woman’s screams by calling Blaylock’s sister. The sister, who was not identified, saw the woman’s condition and attempted to dial 911 but was stopped when Blaylock allegedly knocked the phone out of her hand, Lack said. That was the only attempt made by anyone on hand to alert the authorities.Blaylock allegedly moved the woman and child to an apartment in Hempstead on Wednesday, July 22, for unknown reasons. As of Friday, the woman had tried to flee three times, police said, but later that evening she took advantage of Blaylock’s absence.Blaylock had left the apartment at around 10 p.m., police said. The woman used a tablet to contact her mother, who traveled to the apartment and rescued her daughter and grandchild, police said.She visited a hospital in Brooklyn on Saturday and contacted police the next day.Lack was not aware of any missing person’s report filed in the woman’s name during the five days she was held captive.As for a motive, Lack said investigators believe the grandmother and father were interested in seeing the toddler, and that “the father was jealous of the victim having possible other relationships.” He emphasized that the investigation into their motive is in the preliminary stages.An order of protection was issued against Blaylock for an alleged assault earlier this year, Lack said. Blaylock’s criminal history is sealed. The grandmother appears to have no criminal record, Lack said.Investigators have yet to determine whose name is listed on the apartment in Hempstead where the woman and child were held for three days. Police did not release an address.Blaylock and Gilreath are both expected to be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead. Along with kidnapping, Blaylock was also charged with unlawful imprisonment, robbery, two counts of assault, strangulation, criminal contempt, and menacing. Gilreath was additionally charged with hindering prosecution, unlawful imprisonment, and endangering the welfare of a child.Lack told reporters that Blaylock was being investigated for potential gang ties.
Weekly Update: Signing State Related University Funding, Calling for Shale Tax Passage, Supporting PA Jobs and Business
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter The Blog, Weekly Update On Friday, Governor Wolf signed the funding bills for Penn State, Pitt, Temple, Lincoln, and PennVet. The Wolf administration is now able to release these funds after the General Assembly passed the bills earlier this week.The governor continues to call on House Republican leaders to consider severance tax legislation for a vote. On Thursday, Governor Wolf was joined by Southeast lawmakers to urge the passage of this tax.This week, the Wolf administration announced a partnership between CVS Health and OVR’s Hiram G. Andrews Center to create jobs for individuals with disabilities as part of Governor Wolf’s ‘Jobs That Pay’ initiative.On Wednesday, Governor Wolf launched a series of public meetings to hear from small diverse businesses about the issues they face when working to get state contracts. The public meetings are part of a Commonwealth Disparity Study by the Governor’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Inclusion, and Small Business Opportunity.On Friday, the governor traveled to Bethlehem to announce Manufacturing PA, a new initiative that will support job-creating investments in manufacturing and workforce development.Ensuring that all Pennsylvanians are treated fairly and feel safe in the commonwealth is important to Governor Wolf. This week, Governor Wolf called on the legislature to vote on the PA Fairness Act that would extend non-discrimination provisions in state law to protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation, and gender expression or identity. The governor also urged for the passing of legislation that would provide protections to victims of domestic violence.Governor Wolf’s Week, October 22 – October 28, 2017Monday, 10/23/17Governor Wolf Calls for Vote on Stalled LGBT Non-Discrimination ProtectionsGovernor Wolf Names Five New Members to Commission on Asian Pacific American AffairsGovernor Wolf Sets Special Elections for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional DistrictTuesday, 10/24/17Governor Wolf Urges Passage of Legislation to Protect Victims of Domestic ViolenceWolf Administration to Announce Partnership with CVS Health to Create ‘Jobs That Pay’ for Pennsylvanians with DisabilitiesGovernor Wolf Announces Record $690 Million in Human Services’ Recoveries and Coast AvoidanceGovernor Wolf Urges House Leaders to Hold Vote on Severance TaxWolf Administration Offers Program to Help Health Systems Seamlessly Integrate with Prescription Drug Monitoring ProgramWednesday, 10/25/17Governor Wolf to Examine Overhaul of Pennsylvania’s Professional Licensing SystemGO-TIME: DEP Grant Modernization Is Increasing Efficiency, Improving Review TimelinesGovernor Wolf Kicks Off Sunday to Level the Playing Field of Small Diverse Businesses with State ContractsBreast Cancer Awareness Month, 2017Thursday, 10/26/17Governor Wolf Announces Public Awareness Campaign Launch to Help Pennsylvanians Shop for Health InsuranceGovernor Wolf to Announces Details of New Manufacturing InitiativeGovernor Wolf: Severance Tax Right Thing To DoGovernor Wolf Statement on President Trump Declaration of Opioid Epidemic as Public Health EmergencyGovernor Tom Wolf, First Lady Frances Wolf Honor Recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Awards for the ArtsFriday, 10/30/17Governor Wolf Signs Funding for Pitt, Penn State, Temple, Lincoln, PennVetGovernor Wolf Announces $25.4 Million Investment in Clean Water Infrastructure Impacting Seven CountiesGovernor Wolf Announces Thousands of Roadway Miles Paved, Hundreds of Bridge Projects Initiated this YearGovernor Wolf Moves to Protect Senior Programs with New Lottery InitiativeGovernor Wolf Launches New Manufacturing PA InitiativeHighlights from The BlogOctober Jobs That Pay Update: #AmazonInPA, Launching Google Skills, Moving Jobs from NYC to the Lehigh ValleyHighlights from TwitterIt’s past time the legislature pass a full non-discrimination law covering sexual orientation & gender identity. https://t.co/Q8iKUGYGn1 pic.twitter.com/Wes6l3E71p— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) October 23, 2017 October 27, 2017 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf Weekly Update: Signing State Related University Funding, Calling for Shale Tax Passage, Supporting PA Jobs and Business PA should no longer be the only gas-producing state without a #ShaleTax. The PA House must hold a vote this week. https://t.co/MH9GTvOIQa— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) October 24, 2017
League leaders FC FasselLISCR FC force LPRC Oilers to 2-2 drawFC Fassel’s first championship celebration was yesterday delayed by Invincible Eleven (IE) when they conceded a 0-2 loss to the already relegated Sunshine Yellow Boys (IE) at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.A goal a piece from Sekou Kamara and Augustus Toryon recorded the Yellow Boys’ third win of the season, out of 20 league matches.The victory delayed the title celebration for the Soccer Missionaries after second place LISCR FC drew with LPRC Oilers in the first encounter.The LISCR result reduced the margin between the top two sides to five points, and FC Fassel only needed a win to be named champions of the season.The five-point margin now forces FC Fassel to secure a win in their match against third place Monrovia Club Breweries.LISCR came from two goals down in the first half to level things up with LPRC Oilers, after the relegation threatened Oilers failed to maintain their lead in the first half.Sam Jadoe and Abenesous Solo, who scored from the spot, put Oilers on the path of breaking LISCR’s unbeaten record and also escaping the relegation zone, but as Gambian Coach Tapha Manneh earlier told sports journalists, his side only enters the field of play for two options: a win or draw, and his half time team talk with his players brought changes to the match after Morris Varmoh reduced the goal deficit to one in the 47th minute.The long awaited equalizer came through striker Christopher Jackson’s header in the 52nd minute to save the day for the Shipping Boys.An opportunity for the Shipping Boys to collect all three points came midway into the second half after they were awarded a penalty, but striker Prince Urey could not get the winner.Coach Manneh has meanwhile expressed frustration over the result, adding: “We were unfortunate, because the game was ours.”The result was also a welcoming one for Mighty Barrolle, seated in the 9th position – two points above the relegation zone. This means LPRC Oilers remains in the relegation zone with 18 points out of 20 matches, with two games left to play.It will be another intriguing encounter to watch when LISCR take on Invincible Eleven, who are already relegated, but have vowed to win their remaining games.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)